Narrative

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Any account of a series of related events or experiences, whether nonfictional or fictional (fairy tale, fable, legend, thriller, novel, etc.).

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The Parnassus (1511) by Raphael: famous poets recite alongside the nine Muses atop Mount Parnassus.

Poetry

Form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre − to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, a prosaic ostensible meaning.

Form of literature that uses aesthetic and often rhythmic qualities of language − such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre − to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, a prosaic ostensible meaning.

The Parnassus (1511) by Raphael: famous poets recite alongside the nine Muses atop Mount Parnassus.
Aristotle
John Keats
Archibald MacLeish
Robinson Jeffers
Marianne Moore
Attic red-figure kathalos painting of Sappho from c. 470 BCE
Homer: Roman bust, based on Greek original
Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark (1876) is mainly in anapestic tetrameter.
Alexander Pushkin
The Old English epic poem Beowulf is in alliterative verse.
Divine Comedy: Dante and Beatrice see God as a point of light.
Blok's Russian poem, "Noch, ulitsa, fonar, apteka" ("Night, street, lamp, drugstore"), on a wall in Leiden
Statue of runic singer Petri Shemeikka at Kolmikulmanpuisto Park in Sortavala, Karelia
William Shakespeare
Carol Ann Duffy
Du Fu, "On Visiting the Temple of Laozi"
W. H. Auden
Kakinomoto no Hitomaro
Horace
Chaucer
Christine de Pizan (left)
Camões
John Wilmot
Thomas Gray
Krasicki
Goethe
Poe
Lewis Carroll
The oldest known love poem. Sumerian terracotta tablet #2461 from Nippur, Iraq. Ur III period, 2037–2029 BCE. Ancient Orient Museum, Istanbul
The philosopher Confucius was influential in the developed approach to poetry and ancient music theory.
An early Chinese poetics, the Kǒngzǐ Shīlùn (孔子詩論), discussing the Shijing (Classic of Poetry)
Baudelaire

Narrative poetry is a genre of poetry that tells a story.

Freud, seated left of picture with Jung seated at the right of the picture. 1909

Psychotherapy

Use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior, increase happiness, and overcome problems.

Use of psychological methods, particularly when based on regular personal interaction, to help a person change behavior, increase happiness, and overcome problems.

Freud, seated left of picture with Jung seated at the right of the picture. 1909
Group therapy, Ukraine

Some also use various other forms of communication such as the written word, artwork, drama, narrative story or music.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

Short story

Piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a single effect or mood.

Piece of prose fiction that typically can be read in one sitting and focuses on a self-contained incident or series of linked incidents, with the intent of evoking a single effect or mood.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

The overall arc of the tale would emerge only through the telling of multiple such sections.

Exposition (narrative)

Narrative exposition is the insertion of background information within a story or narrative.

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, oil on canvas, 1870.
A seafarer tells the young Sir Walter Raleigh and his brother the story of what happened out at sea

Narration

The Boyhood of Raleigh by Sir John Everett Millais, oil on canvas, 1870.
A seafarer tells the young Sir Walter Raleigh and his brother the story of what happened out at sea

Narration is the use of a written or spoken commentary to convey a story to an audience.

Édouard Manet, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris

Modern art

Modern art includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the styles and philosophies of the art produced during that era.

Modern art includes artistic work produced during the period extending roughly from the 1860s to the 1970s, and denotes the styles and philosophies of the art produced during that era.

Édouard Manet, The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l'herbe), 1863, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Pablo Picasso Les Demoiselles d'Avignon 1907, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Henri Matisse, The Dance I, 1909, Museum of Modern Art, New York

A tendency away from the narrative, which was characteristic for the traditional arts, toward abstraction is characteristic of much modern art.

Title page of Henry Thoreau's memoir, Walden (1854)

Memoir

Title page of Henry Thoreau's memoir, Walden (1854)
An excerpt from the manuscript "Memoires on Napoleon's campaigns, experienced as a soldier of the second regiment", written by Joseph Abbeel, 1805-1815.

A memoir is any nonfiction narrative writing based in the author's personal memories.

Michael White

Narrative therapy

Form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them.

Form of psychotherapy that seeks to help patients identify their values and the skills associated with them.

Michael White

The therapist seeks to help the patient co-author a new narrative about themselves by investigating the history of those values.

Animated GIF of Prof. Stampfer's Stroboscopische Scheibe No. X (Trentsensky & Vieweg 1833)

Narrative film

Animated GIF of Prof. Stampfer's Stroboscopische Scheibe No. X (Trentsensky & Vieweg 1833)

Narrative film, fictional film or fiction film is a motion picture that tells a fictional or fictionalized story, event or narrative.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

Fiction-writing mode

Manner of writing with its own set of conventions regarding how, when, and where it should be used.

Manner of writing with its own set of conventions regarding how, when, and where it should be used.

An illustration from Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, depicting the fictional protagonist, Alice, playing a fantastical game of croquet.

Fiction is a form of narrative, one of the four rhetorical modes of discourse.